Heaven changes everything about how you live today. If you’re headed to Heaven, then that reality should impact how you live here on earth.
Your value system changes!!!
Instead of living for the here and now, you’ll live for eternity. You can also live knowing your future is secure. No matter what happens on earth, you’ll spend an eternity with God in the most amazing place you’ve ever been.
So how do you live if you know your eternal destination is Heaven?
- Don’t be distracted by temptation. “Dear brothers, you are only visitors here. Since your real home is in heaven, I beg you to keep away from the evil pleasures of this world; they are not for you, for they fight against your very souls” (1 Peter 2:11). You can be distracted by lots of things — both good and bad. Stay focused on what’s of eternal significance. Delay gratification, even though everything in society tries to get you to do just the opposite. Stay focused on what’s ahead.
- Don’t be discouraged by trouble.
The Bible says, “So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever” (2 Corinthians 4:18). When you live in light of eternity, trouble just doesn’t bother you as much anymore. You know troubles won’t last forever, so you simply don’t give up.
- Focus your energy on what will last.
“Let heaven fill your thoughts; don’t spend your time worrying about things down here” (Colossians 3:2). Fulfill the purposes of God in your life. Live a life of worship. Build relationships with God’s people. Invest your time in becoming more like Jesus through serving. Tell people about Jesus. Those things last forever!
You were made for Heaven. If you’ve made Jesus the Leader of your life, you’ll spend eternity there. Let that truth sink in for a moment.
Then, let it change your life.
Tammy and I are praying for you! Email us with your prayer requests.
Pastor Dickie and Tammy